I'll be in San Francisco starting Monday for a few days while I attend the Fluent conference. Looking forward to seeing all the old favorite places (or, at least the few I'll be able to get to in such limited time)!
NASA's Mars Curiousity Rover has sent many stunning and historic photographs back to us earthlings, which have been widely reprinted and reported on by the media. While they have garnered much praise, could they go so far as to secure the first-ever Pulitzer Prize won by a robot?
As it happens, I put this question to the Pulitzer folks in 2008. The answer - it's entirely possible we'll see the first Pulitzer win by a Robot-American this year:
" If the photos were published in a newspaper and ultimately chosen, we would
have to figure out how to allocate or explicate credit," explained Sig Gissler, Pulitzer Prize administrator.
So who should get the credit? The engineers who built the robot? The camera subsystem programmers? The mission specialists? Or should the Curiousity Rover itself walk roll off with all the glory?
When Mumford & Sons brought the Gentlemen of the Road tour to Maine a few weeks ago the whole town got into the spirit of their mustachioed tour theme. This included inanimate objects. Also the music was quite good. All my pics here.